I assigned my FI the task of looking up how to get legally married. We know for sure we don't want to go through the whole thing in Mexico with the certain officiant, blood tests, etc.
My FI does not want to cheapen the ceremony by doing anything with vows etc beforehand in the US. He wants to do the bare minimum to legalize things.
My friend (who did that thing online where you are "ordained" /allowed to marry people in the US) is going to officiate our ceremony in MX,
My FI was wondering if we could just take the document to Mexico, and have her sign it down there and technically that is a legal marriage- we would just have to mail the paperwork when we get back.
I am assuming that even if we did this in the US, we could just pick up the paperwork at a courthouse and have her sign it at home and mail it- no need to have a little ceremony thing in front of a judge.
Why hasn't anyone else done it this way? Bc don't people who get married during a US ceremony sign the paperwork and have to mail it as well? Am I missing something?